Spring is here.
New sprung leaves still in the process of being pumped full of chlorophyll as you can see from the red/yellow edges.
The background is blacked out by using a flash and the other exposure settings below and working at the near limit of the lens. I did want to see a little of the branch though so I instead of my normal setting of f/22 I opened up a little bit to f/18
Lens: Nikon AF-S 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Micro.
Exposure: 1/250 sec @ ƒ18, ISO 100
Flash: SB-R1 Kit